Welcome to the Whole School Gallery
This week I received a very special delivery. I want to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you and of course Mrs Faizey for organising and creating this lovely throw. This is such a beautiful gift, made with so much thought, love and care. Thank you so much for everything, you have really brightened my days with such kind words, cards and gifts! I feel so grateful to know such wonderful children (past and present), parents, staff and governors.
Love Miss Jones
Just a little video to remind you that we will always be there for you.
Since it was 75 years since VE day, we could not miss the occasion. Even with lockdown, we had to celebrate it as a school.
Mr Macefield very kindly came into school to help us find out what is in our school pond. We found a few common newts and a juvenile one that still had its gills! Our pond may be dark and muddy but the newts love it! Thank you Mr Macefield!
Toilet Roll Challenge - April 2020
Maths Morning - 12th March 2020
We have had a fabulous Arts week with extra ordinary visitors in school. Kwame Bakoji-Hume taught us African dance, drumming and how to create African masks as well as sharing culture and his life in Africa. Laura ‘Animal Lady’ taught us all about African animals and their importance in the circle of life in Africa, it was fascinating.
This week we visited the Science museum in Bristol which is called We the Curious and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
January 25th 2020 is Burn’s Night. We had a flavour of this celebration on Wednesday 29th January. The children wore something tartan with their uniform. to celebrate Burn's birthday. They tasted haggis and tried to do some Scottish Dancing to celebrate Burn's birthday.
Last week we had an visit from the author C.S Clifford. We all started the morning together where Steve talked to us about being an author. We all got the opportunity to ask him questions and we were impressed how many questions the children had. After, all of the children were set a task based on time travel. Steve then spent time in all the classes and all the children were enthused with his ideas and the excitement he demonstrated towards reading and writing. The activities included some story telling sessions, writing their own time travelling story and imagining a new world. For KS2 he also held editing and dramatic sentence sessions. At the end of the day, Steve commented how he was impressed by the behaviour of our pupils and their imaginations.
All children received a party ticket and enjoyed a fabulous party day. Father Christmas came and gave all the children a Christmas present.
The children enjoyed a lovely Christmas Lunch from Innovate. Today they enjoyed their party food with a special visitor who gave them all a present and a Santa challenge.
Christmas Carol Singing
We had a huge turnout of parents watching us sing a medley of carols in The Oak on Tuesday. The children sang beautifully. Thank you to all the staff for our delicious chocolate brownies.
Christmas Craft Day
The children enjoyed make some DT based Christmas presents this week. They took great care making them we hope you liked them all.
St Kenelm’s Tree Festival
The children were asked to bring in a picture or a photograph of what Christmas means to them. This has then formed our Christmas Tree display. You are able to visit St Kenelm’s Church over the weekend to see what your children have created.
The children learnt about the Hindu celebration Diwali. They tasted Indian sweets and took part in a Diwali Dance Workshop.
We celebrated Harvest Festival this week where the children shared their offerings which will be distributed to the Pershore Food Bank and some will be auctioned off for Farmers Overseas Action Group (FOAG). During the service they shared poems, the making of bread in the past and present and they told the story of The Little Red Hen. The children shared some bread and then made their own harvest hedgehog.
The children made new friends and created friendship bands for each other over the week. We discussed what makes a good friend and heard stories about friendship. See our friends in the whole school gallery.
On Thursday we said goodbye to Mrs Bennett. She has been our Cleaner in Charge and key holder for 29 years. She was presented with a new wheelbarrow, a framed portrait, a lantern and a £50.00 voucher from donations from staff, Governors and children’s donations. Mrs Bennett will continue to pop into school for Open The Book and will garden for us. We wish here well in her semi-retirement.
On Wednesday we said goodbye to our Year 4 children. We wish them much happiness for the future, they have been a super year group to teach. Thank you Year 4’s for the lovely books donated to our school.
Annual House Sports Event.
Everyone gave their best and showed good sportsmanship at our House Sports Event, including our Mums and Dads who competed in their races. It was a most enjoyable morning. The winning house was Sycamore.
This week the Whole School went to see the production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
We took part in St Kenelm's Church Flower Festival at the weekend. The theme was recycling.
Congratulations to Florence, Sophie, Darcey, Freya, Ruby, Megan, Jemima, Daisy, Isabella, Holly W and Verdi who all graduated with awards at Worcester University Arena.
Arts Morning June 2019
Easter Egg Competition
Well done to:
For their fantastic efforts in creating a superb recyclable Easter design.
Well done to
Vangelis and Sammy
Who won a book token for completing their Bug Bingo and Book Bingo.
The children in all classes were thinking about others this Easter and baked hot cross buns. A box was taken to the homeless cafe last night in Copenhagen street to help people who were living on the streets. The children also enjoyed tasting them today.
We all went to St Kenelm's Church for our Easter Service. The children in Year 3 / 4 relayed the E.A.S.T.E.R. story. The children in Year 2 read out their Easter Poems. In Year R 1 they performed the 'Hop Little Bunny' dance.
We were really impressed with the children who took part in the Keyboard Recital. We can really see how they are progressing. Well done all.
Open the Book on Wednesday 27th March 2019
World Book Week
Instead of the day the Whole School spent a week looking at 'Where the Wild Things Are'. There has been a real buzz around the school with the children taking part in activities including sharing books with each other and parents, creating their own wild thing and a fantastic dance workshop.
Bendyydd Dewi sant (St David's Day)
We learnt about St David's Day in school and some of the children came in with some very interesting headwear!
Year 3 / 4 Tag Rugby Tournament
Well done to:
Noah A, Lewis, Florence, Ronnie, Megan, Mya, Noah M, Zak, Jamie and Lily.
For taking part in The Avonbrook TAG Rugby Tournament at St Nicholas Middle School. The children played well, enjoyed their games and showed good sportsmanship.
Thank you to all the parents who attended our mathematics morning and joining in the fun with the children.
Burns Celebrations - continued
We have had an exciting time eating haggis, practicing Scottish Dancing and finding out how the bagpipes work from Mr McNeil over the last two weeks.
Practicing Scottish Dancing – Burns Celebrations
Whole School – trying haggis
Arts Morning - January 2019
We have had a busy week with carol singing, Christmas craft day, Christmas dinner and parties. Father Christmas even managed to visit it us to deliver a present for everyone.
"Whoops a Daisy Angel"
Well done to all the children for their efforts in narrating, singing, dancing, playing and acting out our Nativity play.
Christmas tree Festival
As a school, we decorated a hand for our Christmas tree that is displayed at St Kenelm's Church for the
Christmas Tree Festival. Each child wrote a prayer on their hand and decorated it.
Bedtime Story Night
Who does not enjoy a bedtime story? The children in Year R 1 and 2 certainly do. They came back to school in their pyjamas to listen to a range of bedtime stories. Whilst enjoying the stories they were luck enough to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.
Children in Need
We enjoyed coming to school wearing something spotty. We loved decorating our cakes at
Whole School Hike
We all enjoyed our 2 mile hike on Monday.
What a lovely service we had today and it was great to have so many Parents join us. The generous donations will be sent to Farmers Overseas Action Group and Pershore Food Bank.
Malvern 2018 - Year 3 / 4
We enjoyed our residential trip at Malvern Outdoor Elements.
Some of our children took part in the Scarecrow Walk and made their own scarecrows.
We were very sad to say goodbye to Mrs Dawson today. We will all miss her. We had a special presentation for her.
We have had a very exciting activities week at school finishing with a very wet and noisy paddling pool party today. The children and staff then had a picnic lunch together finishing another school year in the glorious sunshine.
We have had a fabulous sports morning this week with a record amount of parents able to attend (and join in!). The children all participated with enthusiasm and determination and showed good sportsmanship throughout.
Well done to our Year 3 / 4 runners for participating in the Interschool race on Thursday:
Alfie, Emily, Linden, Mya, Alice and Jamie
We have had a fabulous ‘wedding celebration’ today in Church. All our children and staff rose to the occasion in their wedding party clothes. Thank you to Mr Rees for presiding over our ceremony and to parents for all your outfits and cakes.
Wednesday 25th March
Parents were invited in to take part in a Science morning. To begin with they had a meeting with Mrs Mayo, the Science coordinator, to look at how we teach Science here. They then went in to the classrooms to take part in investigations with the children. We had a lot of fun discovering new facts.
Friday 23rd March
We had a talk from “ACE” the Gladiator Warren Furnam on his faith and beliefs. Children also shared their favourite sports heroes.
Well done to all the children who took part in our readathon. 42 children out of 70 pupils took part and raised £626.37 for new school books, they really enjoyed the challenge. Children who read the most in each class were awarded a book token and the family who raised the most money also received a book token. Well done everyone.
Year 1— Darcey/Alfie B
Family - Thwaites
Year 3 / 4 Tag Rugby Tournament
Well done to:
Noah A, Lewis, Alfie D, Linden, Aidan, Beth, Zak, Alfie S, Lily and Esme
For taking part in The Avonbrook TAG Rugby Tournament at St Nicholas Middle School. The children played well, enjoyed their games and although not placed showed good sportsmanship
World Book Day
The children thoroughly enjoyed our morning during world book day. The children all dressed up as a traditional character. You can find our class photos in our class gallery. Can you guess what story the staff dressed up as?
We enjoyed coming to school in our tartan clothes and trying haggis to celebrate Burns Night.
Bedtime Story Night
What a lovely evening we had! It was great to see Year R, 1 and 2 in their pyjamas ready for bedtime story night. A great big thank you to our readers of the evening; Mr Thwaites, Mr Gray and Mrs Barber. The children enjoyed listening to the three different stories with their favourite cuddly teddies.
It was lovely to see so many parents join us for our Harvest Service today. Thank you for your generous donations. We will be attending the foodbank next week and Mrs Bennett will report back on the money raised for the Farmers Overseas Action Group at Sunday’s auction.
For our first arts morning this term we were looking at how to sketch our self-portraits. We learnt to look carefully at ourselves using mirrors and draw where our features should go. We also learnt how to draw mouths and eyes in detail but through surrealism art.
We have some new gym wall bars to climb on for PE in the Village Hall. Year 1 and 2 have tried them out.
Race For Life
Our Race For Life raised £120.00. Well done.
Year 3 4 Gardening Club
The Gardening Club went to David's Nurseries and choose flowers for one of our empty flower beds. They were given advice from Tim and purchased almost £100.00 worth of flowers, which was donated by James Keetley-Smith's family. They will be planting them next week.
For our final Try it Out Friday we were lucky enough to have Miss Double in to teach us all how to do Country Dancing. It was lots of fun!
The Children have been busy getting our school ready for next week's open garden afternoon. We have been planting in our recycled wellies and bottles.
FUSS FUN FAMILY SPORTS
Thank you to FUSS for organising a great fun afternoon last Sunday.
Well done to the Gardening Club who have planted up all our flower pots.
The whole school went to St Kenelm’s Church on Thursday for a service with Reverend Nancy on
respecting all traditions.
Malvern Books came into school with a vast array of fiction and non fiction books for the children to view. They chose £300.00 worth of books for our school library, this adds to the £300 chosen from Usborne Books.
Year 3 and 4 took part in a Dance Festival alongside other First Schools in our pyramid. The children created a dance based on the theme water and even lead the teaching of the 1970's Slosh dance and the cool down.
The children made some fabulous crosses from recycled materials. Well done.
The children enjoying our new play area.
Year R / 1 have a new role play loft.
The children in Year 2 performed Hansel and Gretel to their Parents, Grandparents and the whole school.
We were treated today to a musical performance from our keyboard players. The children
performed confidently to an audience of parents and pupils. Photographs on the website.
Science week has been very exciting here at school with numerous experiments and investigations taking place in each class which the children enthusiastically shared with each other in assembly today.
During the week the whole school was visited by Mr Wilson who told the children about (and demonstrated) the science of chromatography in addition he showed how scientists use equipment such as the raspberry pi to record measurements under a second.
Last week we learnt about recycling rubbish, Mr Chapman came in and told us how rubbish is recycled and where it goes. In Arts morning we made bird feeders, planters, pencil pots, musical instruments and wind chimes from things we throw away. Year 3 / 4 had a talk from Mrs Stevens on how to make good compost. After the talk they got a spoon to look for creepy crawlies that help to rot out waste into compost.
Spelling Presentation Morning
The children enjoyed playing their spelling activities with Parents.
The School Council shared their ideas with the all the children during Worship.
The children enjoyed the haggis tasting. Some of the children came into school wearing their tartan. The children also experienced Scottish dancing and learnt about Burns Night.
There are some fabulous healthy—waste free lunchboxes seen everyday in school.
Best Effort Tea Party
The children from Year 3 / 4 enjoyed their Best Effort Tea Party with Mrs Barber which took place on Wednesday.
RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch
This week the children in Yr R, 1 and 2 have taken part in the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. We observed and recorded the number and different types of wild birds we could find. We also closed our eyes to see how many different types of birdsongs we could recognise. The children have been encouraged to do this out of school as well as in school. Photographs are on our website.
Last week our children studied the art work of Georgia O’Keeffe. They practised their art skills in mixed age groups using watercolours, pencils, clay and pastels to create their own individual interpretations of real life flowers. The display of our art work will be in our library next week, you are welcome to drop in and view via your child’s teacher.
The children celebrated on the last day of term with party games, party food and a visit from Father Christmas who gave them all a Christmas gifts.
St Kenelm's Christmas Tree Festival
The children created a Christmas tree for the Festival from their memories of Christmas time. Each box contained models and images created by the children to depict their memories.
At the Christmas Fayre we raised over £1,000.00. The children hand painted Christmas baubles to sell and the Year 3 / 4 planned and managed their own stalls.
Carol Singing a The Oak
The children sang some traditional carols and Christmas songs to their families and friends at The Oak in Upton Snodsbury. Thank you to The Oak who gave them chocolate brownies instead of figgy pudding!
The children have had their Christmas jumper day to raise money for NSPCC, Acorns and the Grace Kelly Ladybird Fund. Please view our school's Mannequin challenge here on Youtube. Upton Snodsbury First School would like to wish everybody a very Happy Christmas.
The Eco committee invited Severn Trent to come in and talk to the whole school. Grant taught us about ways to save water and what should and shouldn't go down the toilet.
We delivered boxes of food from our Harvest festival to the Pershore Food Bank. They will distribute this to families in need. They were delighted with our donations!
Four children represented the school and visited Worcester Cathedral to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury. They took part in prayers, workshops and had the opportunity to ask him some questions. They thoroughly enjoyed their visit and shared it with the rest of the school during worship.
Children have been busy during Forest School looking after the school grounds and they have been gardening in the pond and quiet area.
For harvest this year, the children had a lovely harvest service at St Kenelm's Church. Year two created harvest poems and year 3/4 showed everybody what different breads we have all over the world. We were lucky enough to try some back at school!
Year 3/4 went to Malvern Outdoor Centre and visited the site of an Iron Age Fort, reenacted a battle and learnt a lot about the history of the settlement. They also undertook a range of outdoor activities to challenge themselves. They all have had a great time!
We had a very exciting Art morning and we all created pictures inspired by the artist Claude Monet. We looked at collages, painting, and oil pastels and had lots of fun looking at our new Eco topic 'water'.